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On the Horizon

The N.C. State Fair will be here before you know it. The annual fall event runs Oct. 14-24 in Raleigh.

Fairgoers still have time to purchase their advance tickets online at to save money on admission and rides. The Fair is also offering an online only Early Bird Special through Sept. 29

With the Early Bird Special, ticket buyers can earn up to three free adult admission tickets based on the total purchase amount before convenience fees. Spending between $40 and $100 earns one free ticket. Purchases of $100.01 to $200 will earn fairgoers two free tickets, and purchases of more than $200 earn three free tickets.

Admission, ride, grand-stand and Dorton Arena concert tickets apply toward the purchase total. Purchases cannot be combined.

Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children, compared to $8 for adults and $3 for kids at the gate. An 18-ticket ride sheet will cost $10 in advance, saving fairgoers $8 off the price of ride tickets at the Fair. Children under age 6 and adults 65 and over get in free.


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047